The third season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story anthology is coming to a close after 13 wickedly wonderful episodes.
American Horror Story: Coven delivered a grim yet glamorous tale of oppression and racism through the story of an age-old rivalry between the witches of Salem and the Voodoo practitioners of New Orleans.
Most notably throughout the season are the flawless Jessica Lange as the reigning Supreme Witch, Fiona Goode…
Angela Bassett as Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau…
And Kathy Bates as demented socialite serial killer, Madame Delphine LaLaurie….
We’ve had witches, voodoo, witch hunters, mythical beasts, rituals, poisoning, burning at the stake, eye gouging, axe men, resurrections, pervert butlers, creepy dolls, zombies, acid attacks, alligators, pacts with Voodoo Lords, several descents to hell and back, deceit, spells, murder, scandal, sex, sleaze and the White Witch Stevie Nicks…
There’s a few coven related questions left unanswered at Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies but none are more important than:
WHO IS THE NEXT SUPREME?!
The final episode sees the remaining members of the coven attempt to harness The Seven Wonders of witchcraft in order to be named as the new Supreme…
Guided by ancient tradition, witches survive only if united under a strong singular authority. Every generation needs it’s leader, the Supreme. No simple test could ever determine the sovereign among us. We reply upon seven. The Seven Wonders. Seven acts of magic so advanced, each pushes the boundaries of craft into art.
Telekinesis – Moving things with the mind.
Concilium – Mind control.
Transmutation – Moving from one place to the other.
Divination – Which is some form of clairvoyance.
Vitalis Vitalum – The act of balancing the forces of life.
Descensum – Traveling into the nether worlds of afterlife.
Pyrokinesis – Control of fire with the mind.
The highest honour comes at the greatest price. Death is not uncommon. And danger, inescapable. Attempting Seven Wonders can get you killed. But perform them… and you are the next Supreme. Your trials begin Saturday Morning. You will perform the Seven Wonders. Or you will die trying.
– Fiona Goode
I cannot WAIT to see how this turns out!
The finale of American Horror Story: Coven is on FX in the US on Wednesday 29th January 2014 and on FOX in the UK on Tuesday 4th February 2014.